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A Taste of Tenerife

Holidays in Tenerife will take you to a cluster of islands off the North West coast of Africa known as the Canaries. With its sub tropical climate of around 19 degrees in winter and above 30 degrees in summer time Tenerife is a perfect holiday destination to enjoy all year round. People return to this glistening gem year after year partly due to its fantastic climate but mainly because the island has so much to offer all types of holidaymaker whatever their age may be. With a medley of resorts that range from cosmopolitan and lively on the south of the island to more laid back and relaxed in the north you are sure to find your perfect getaway here.

With spectacular landscapes dotted with banana plantations and palm trees, traditional whitewashed villages and impressive colonial buildings this is an island that you take to your heart after your very first visit. Many of the beaches are made up of dark volcanic sand which seems to make the calm turquoise waters sparkle even more. Should you really crave golden sands, they too can be found sprinkled around the coastline and are just as beautiful as the others. Tenerife has some excellent shopping facilities to suit all budgets, ranging from small stores stocking locally produced handicrafts to large department stores brimming with posh labels. The resorts of Santa Cruz and Los Christianos are the place for hardened shoppers to splash their cash with the best shopping facilities on the island.

Holidays in Tenerife offer a wide range of excursions for all the family to enjoy. Siam Park is Europe's largest water park situated at the south of the island and has regular bus services running from most resorts. From white knuckle death drops to chilled out lazy rivers there are slides for the whole family to enjoy here. The snow capped peaks of Mount Teide is Spain's highest summit towering at 12,198ft. You can enjoy a selection of excursions to this natural magnificence from taking a hot air balloon ride high up in the sky for a birds eye view, to quad biking or even walking up to its view points. Another great day for the whole family to enjoy is the Loro Parque which is Europe's largest Dolphinarium and hosts a variety of daily shows from sea lions and dolphins and also showcases over 700 parrots as well as a host of other exotic animals.

The modern resort of Playa De Las Americas is the place to head for the bright lights. This and its neighbour Los Christianos are perfect for the young and lively traveller as well as catering for families and couples. A pretty promenade packed with shops, bars and restaurants makes for a nice daytime walk before the bright lights come on sunset. White sandy beaches and sparkling seas offer fantastic days of sun worshipping and the enjoyment of various water sports. Puerto De La Cruz in the north of the island offers relaxation amongst stunning surroundings. A fantastic stretch of beach with a lush tropical backdrop invites you to spend your days rejuvenating under the glistening sunshine taking frequent dips in the tranquil seas to cool off. The resort is popular with street performers entertaining tourists along the pretty streets housing colonial buildings. All of the resorts within Tenerife boast a huge variety of accommodation options that suit the taste and budget of every type of holidaymaker.

This is just a taste of what fun you can enjoy during your holidays in Tenerife and there are so many more resorts and excursions that are available to ensure you have the perfect holiday in the sun.